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dead. it's in ft. hood, texas, where more than a dozen people have been shot. there are reports that seven people have died, another 12 injured. our nbc affiliate kcen are reporting three suspects with two wearing military uniforms. ft. hood currently under lockdown. there are reports that one of the gunman has been arrested. let's go to the mayor pro tem from texas. what can you tell us? can you update us at all. i know this is an ongoing thing. what is happening there right now? >> the information is that 20 people have been shot. nine are fatalities. >> can you tell us about how this happened? about the gunmen, how they got
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into the base and how these events unfolded? [ inaudible ] >>mayor, can you tell us how this started to unfold? at what time and exactly when did people realize -- where did this happen? was it just out in the open or in a particular building? [ inaudible ] >> can you tell us how serious those injuries may be? [ inaudible ]
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>> is it true we heard reports that at least there were three gunmen and at least one of them is in custody. do you know that as a fact? >> i had heard two and one gunman is in k custody. they are reporting two gunmen and there could be a third. >> thank you so much for joining us. we are going to continue our coverage now. we are going to join msnbc and its live coverage of the situation unfolding in ft. hood. >> we have from msnbc pete williams the suspect in custody is in his late 30s. while it appeared the suspects were all in military uniform,
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they weren't able to confirm they were part of the military. to set the scene here, jim miklazewski, seven dead, 20 wounded. at least three different shooting areas and possibly three different shooters all in military fatigues. jim? >> david, that's right. many of these details are still sketchy at this point. according to u.s. military and army officials, the shootings began at about 1:30 central time there in texas. in the house theater and quickly spread to a processing area and a nearby sports complex. the shootings began 30 minutes before a graduatio ceremony of some time was to have occurred in that area. it's not known if any of those participants were, in fact, killed or wounded in this attack. military officials citing the number of seven dead and 20 wounded are fearful that number could still rise before the day is out. there were as many as two, maybe
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three shooters. still a lot of confusion about that. as pete williams reported earlier, u.s. officials were pretty confident they were all military, but u.s. army officials are telling us that's not entirely clear yet, although they were reported to be in military uniform. armed with military style weapons, rifles. it's not clear if, in fact, the shooters are military. it's still unclear, too, at least one is in custody. as pete said, he is said to be in his 30s. there is either one or two more on the loose. the search is going on there at ft. hood. at one point a s.w.a.t. team surrounded the px at ft. hood, but there is no word that one of the shooters was in that facility. what appears to be clear, even though it's clear speculation at this point, this does not appear to be what we've seen over the
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past several years after repeated deployments in iraq and afghanistan, a case of post traumatic stress disorder, but appears to be some kind of premeditated, well-planned assault. maybe as many as three gunmen. >> i've got to take our audience back to kcen. these are live images we are getting from ft. hood. >> we do know there are more than 20 people injured. we heard seven people have been lled. there have been ambulances and helicopters going all over ft. hood. at this point, we are waiting to hear who is responsible. we heard some of the shooters were wearing military uniforms earlier today. that does not mean they are soldiers. that's what we do know at this point. >> because you see somebody in fatigues, that doesn't necessarily mean ty are soldiers. we can assume they might be because this happened on post and they were in some kind of uniforms. as you say, that doesn't necessarily mean that is the case. last time we talked to you, we
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heard more sirens in the background. more ambulances heading to the scene? >> at this point we haven't seen any ambulances come up through the main gate of ft. hood. that's not to say there aren't ambulances trying to get on post. we haven't seen any real helicopters. there is an emergency warning system going on post. there are several thousand families to live on post. please stay inside, stay safe, stay away from windows and doors. like we said, there are a lot of unanswered questions. there could still be two shooters out there. >> just hospital we are looking at off to your side, is that metroplex or darnell medical center? >> it is a major medical center. they do treat trauma victims. that is the closest from
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battalion avenue where supposedly some of these shootings took place, maybe a mile or two from that. we can assume some of those victims are right there. >> definitely a different day than normal here on ft. hood. >> we did hear word where this building a suspect was possibly
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holed up, traumatic brain injury building. can you tell us any information about what kind of place this is? >> it might be a place where people go to maybe get medical help. there are several areas on ft. hood where people go to get counseling, to go get health issues taken care of and evaluated. lots of areas like that on forte hoot. hundreds of people go to every day. there is the possibility someone there seeking help could have been affected by this. >> we've been watching live coverage from the local station down at kcen in texas, the site of ft. hood where two or three gunmen dressed in military outfits opened fire. the numbers are a little bit fluid right now. it's either seven or nine people dead, more than 20 wounded. we will continue to follow this throughout the afternoon. we are going to go on to other stories right now. we will be dipping back and forth as we get more information. they do have one of these gunmen
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in custody right now. they are looking for another, possibly two others. we will keep revisiting this. now to our other big story this afternoon. health care reform. they are calling it a house call. thousands of conservatives rallying on capitol hill today. >> they're lobbying law makers to vote no on the health reform bill this saturday. brian moar has our report. >> reporter: at the u.s. capitol, republican law makers and a few thousand protestors rallied against the health care bill that is up for vote in washington this weekend. >> join us to saying no to a government takeover of health care. >> this bill is bad medicine. >> madam speaker, throw out this bill. >> reporter: it was a smaller version of the summer's tea party protests against taxes and big government. this time focused on a bill most here see as a government takeover of health care. >> what read of it, and i'm a
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reasonably well educated human being, i can't figure out what it says. >> reporter: this woman drove two days from nebraska. >> i'll be on medicare another year. i want it to be there. >> reporter: after the rally, many fanned out to meet with their members of congress and send a message. house republicans say their recently unveiled bill delivers coverage americans can afford. democrats say it better protects the insurance companies. >> does it cover 96% of the american coverage? no. >> reporter: democrats got a big boost from the aarp which endorsed their bill. >> we will fight with the strength of our nearly 40 million members to get this done. >> reporter: that's good news for president obama. >> they're endorsing this bill because they know it will strengthen medicare, not jeopardize it. >> reporter: house speaker nancy pelosi says she is confident she'll have the votes she needs this weekend. >> we are on the brink of
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passing historic legislation. >> reporter: these americans want congress to think twice about the consequences of health care reform. brian moar, news4. president obama hosted a white house tribal nations conference today to address concerns of native americans. he started by signing a memorial day up that directs every cabinet agency to come up with a detailed plan aimed at increasing consultation with native americans. the president says he knows what it feels like to be on the outside looking in, and he promised the native american community they will not be forgetten while he is in office. there are 564 tribes recognized by the government. >> this is a look outside. we had another lovely day. we are close to the weekend. let's check in with veronica johnson. >> close to the weekend, for sure. i think you are going to love this weekend's forecast, too. first as we talk about this afternoon. it felt like late november around here. temperatures in the 50s throughout the area 51 in
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martinsburg. 53 in quantico. overcast skies for the afternoon. we've got sprinkles with that cloud cover that's been moving east through the area. right now these sprinkles, spotty-like showers up north around baltimore county. areas of carroll county, washington county south down through the northern neck. 5:00, still sprinkles in the area 7:00 maybe hanging on, too. clearing out. it's going to be another cold night, getting even colder before a nice weekend warm-up. back to you. >> thanks, veronica. news4 at 4:00 is just getting started. we are following the breaking news in ft. hood, texas. we'll have more on that coming up. as you know, seven to nine people dead because three gunmen opened fire at ft. hood. we'll have a live report after this.
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more now on that breaking story we are following from ft. hood, texas. at least 20 people shot and at least seven people dead. eun yang has been following the story. >> reporter: here is what we know at this point. three gunmen opened fire at ft. ho, texas, about 1:30 central time. we understand that 20 people were shot all together. the mayor tells us as many as nine people are dead. we first reported that seven are dead. the mayor says nine people are dead at this point. there are reports there were three shooters. one of whom fired on a s.w.a.t. team. one suspect is in custody. that suspect is believed to be in his late 30s.
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two gunmen are still at large. authorities tell us the suspects were dressed in military uniform. there is no confirmation whether these men are soldiers. there were three different shooting areas. the shootings happened fear the soldier readiness processing center. this is where soldiers go up to 60 days before deployment to begin the process of vaccinations and other preparations. president obama has been notified. a federal official told nbc news that the early indications are that the shootings is all military. that means the gunmen are military and victims are military. this is a preliminary report. again, three gunmen dressed in military uniform opened fire at forted hood, texas. there are 20 people shot and as many as nine people dead. we'll bring you the latest information as it comes into the newsroom. wendy, pat? >> thanks, eun. we'll go live now to the public information officer on base, hillary shine.
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are you there? >> i am. >> what more can you tell us about what you learned happened here? >> what we do know is sevener dead. 20 wounded. there are at least two or three suspects. [ inaudible ] >> what is the scene there now? what is it like? is everything shut down? >> it is a closed military base. [ inaudible ] >> when you say you're helping, you're providing emergency
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support. tell us what you've been able to help them with on the base, what your role is. and again, what the scene is there on the site of the shooting. [ inaudible ] >> hillary, tell me what are the reports telling the people, the citizens killeen and ft. hood. are they being told to stay inside and lock doors? >> absolutely.
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[ inaudible ] >> we heard earlier that at least one suspect may have fired on a s.w.a.t. team. was that the killeen city police s.w.a.t. team? >> it was not. it was the military s.w.a.t. team. >> also, hillary, we understand the two or three suspects, the gunmen were wearing military uniform. there are some reports they are with the military. what are you hearing? >> i have heard the same rumors, but at this point they are just rumors. >> they are rumors. >> okay. >> hillary shine with the department of public information there in killeen, texas, thank you for joining us this afternoon. >> again, this is what we just
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had from hillary shine. seven confirmed dead down in ft. hood. 20 wounded. two or three gunmen in military uniforms came on the base, opened fire. there are reports they shot in several locations, including opening fire on the ft. hood s.w.a.t. team. we have one person and sus spebted gunman in custody. two, one or two others still on the loose there. ft. hood is in killeen, texas, down there near austin. >> we'll continue to follow this breaking news this afternoon. we'll be back after the break.
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beautiful day. we had a rainbow out in the distance. >> always nice when you can wrap things up with a rainbow, right? >> showers across the area. in the distance, the clouds, 55, the temperature. not getting a lot of rain. we had a moderate shower that came over the district and is headed east. we have a southwest wind at 12. we've seen higher winds across the area. the northeast corridor of the country, we have light, spotty showers coming through here. up around syracuse, the rain changing to sleet and snow.
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a brief shot of a little bit of wintry weather up north. there is our weather system. high pressure will build in and will start clearing out as early as tonight. damascus around brighton, there is that shower moving east into eastern prince george's county. around annapolis and shady side. lasting a few more hours. frederick county is where most of the rain has been. in the 50s today, folks. in the 50s tomorrow. then we'll start warming up this weekend. we should hit 60 saturday. then it looks like maybe close to 70 on sunday. a big storm now. this one just developed. it is hurricane ida. it's expected to produce heavy rain around honduras. maybe that winds up with the gulf of mexico mid week. we'll keep an eye on it. clearing skies tonight. we are cold again with temperatures dropping down into the 30s. some sunshine back and a lot of it for the weekend.
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chilly this evening. 54 to 49 degrees by tomorrow morning. a real cold start for us. 32 to 38 degrees. a look at your forecast tomorrow. we're breezy, cool 50 to 55. >> back to that breaking news out of ft. hood, texas. at least 20 shot and seven people dead. >> let's join msnbc live now.
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you've been watching live coverage from msnbc from the shootings at ft. hood, texas where 20 people have been shot and seven reportedly dead after gunmen burst on the base and opened fire. >> we are waiting for a news conference. we'll bring that to you shortly.
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we are back at 4:30 following the breaking news. a deadly shooting spree in texas. i'm wendy rieger sitting in for jim handly this afternoon. >> i'm pat lawson muse. dozens of people have been shot on an army post. eun yang is in the newsroom with the very latest. >> just to bring you up-to-date, three gunmen dressed in military uniform opened fire in ft. hood texas about 1:30 central time. there were reports one suspect is in custody. that suspect is believed to be in his late 30s. authorities say that suspect was wounded by military police. we understand there is another suspect holed up in a building on ft. hood, and that person is surrounded by s.w.a.t. team members. there may be a third suspect at-large. possibly three gunmen. one in custody. another holed up and potentially another one at-large at this
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point. initial reports said there were 20 people wounded and seven dead. senator kay bailey hutchinson from texas said there may be as many as 30 people shot. the mayor of killeen, texas, says there may be as many as nine people dead. as many as 30 people shot. nine dead. we understand the suspects were dressed in military uniform. at this point there is no confirmation that these men are soldiers. and we understand there were three different shooting areas. a theater on ft. hood, but also that the incident began near a soldier processing center on the west side of the post. this is where service members get ready to deploy to iraq and afghanistan. they go to the the processing center to get their vaccinations and make other preparations before they deploy to iraq or afghanistan. a federal official told nbc news that the early indications are that the shooting is all military, meaning that the gunmen and victims are all military. and there is no indication at this point that this is a
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terrorist incident or anything like that. those are early indications. we are still trying to get confirmation with that information. president obama has been notified about this incident. ft. hood is the largest u.s. military installation in the world. two full divisions of the u.s. army are based there. some other information outside of ft. hood. killeen is the city that borders ft. hood. we understand from officials that city was shut down. children were sent home early from school. people were told to stay in their houses and they are trying to support ft. hood. the gates to ft. hood have been shut down now as police investigate this case. again, possibly three gunmen opened fire at ft. hood, texas. they were dressed in military uniform. one in custody. one holed up surrounded by s.w.a.t. team members and potentially a third at-large. 30 people wounded and nine dead. we'll bring the latest information as it comes in. we are expecting a press conference in the 5:00 hour and
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we'll bring that to you live. >> thank you, eun yang. >> let's join msnbc right now and its live coverage. >> listen to the sirens and stay in your apartment. stay in your house. be it on post or off post in the killeen area because of this shooting that has happened at ft. hood. very sad situation here. >> this has now gone on for two hours. the first reports we heard about shots fired, about wounded, about even people killed was at 1:30 this afternoon. we did hear a brief silence there when we went to jade on ft. hood. the warning sirens stopped. as you just heard, they just kicked up once again. that may be in relation to shots fired at canchee 4 and a soldier's residents. we're not sure if that is a third suspect or if it's related. two suspects in custody. we have reports they were
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possibly wearing military uniforms. that does not mean they were military personnel. >> and we had unconfirmed report also that one of them possibly had a high-powered rifle, possibly a sniper rifle. this was the suspect they believe was holed up in the srp building and the military police s.w.a.t. team surrounded earlier this afternoon. jade joins us once again live local from ft. hood. you have new information, jade? >> reporter: we did just hear unconfirmed reports there are 500 military personnel moving across ft. hood. it is in lockdown right now. this is the largest military installation. they do have troops here who could fill that need. we have 500 military troops to spread across base to get this whole thing under control.
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we are actually expressing a press conference and fresh information in a few minutes here on post. soon as we get that, we'll bring it to you. >> do they believe there is a suspect on post they haven't captured? >> that is a good conclusion. we heard emergency warning sirens gone off again. warning people to stay inside, stay away from windows and doors. we hear military personnel are coming out to protect the base. there could be another suspect or maybe they are being proactive to protect the people at ft. hood and the community. >> the video youe looking at if you are watching this, this is military police on 0 post at ft. hood. you saw medevac helicopters. you see ambulances there that
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were moving on post, flying on to the post of ft. hood in killeen, texas, as a result of this shooting this afternoon. seven people have been killed and at least 20 wounded. those ambulances were evacuating the wounded, helicopters going to area hospitals including a level one trauma center. a hospital in temple, texas, and possibly hillcrest hospital. we have no reports of that. i would imagine hicrest was put on alert, too, considering the number of people wounded in the shootings. >> i think that's something safe to say. as you just heard from jade, 500 military personnel moving across the base to try to secure it. we did hear warning signs going off in the background. reminding everyone in their homes, in their work places and their apartments, wherever you may be, stay away from doors, windows, whether you are on base or in the vicinity that is probably a very good idea at this hour.
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>> we've been watching live coverage in killeen, texas, in ft. hood where there was a shooting this afternoon.
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welcome back. veronica johnson here getting you updated on the spotty showers we have around the area. not a lot. not producing much. we've been watching this one
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shower out of d.c. now heading over toward annapolis and shady side area. here is a look at the mid-atlantic satellite review. right there is our weather front coming through the area now. behind the front, some clearing skies. also the winds will start picking up. our temperature's in the 50s in elkins, west virginia. we'll drop to the 30s by tomorrow morning. breezy conditions, too. we'll start tomorrow morning on a cold note. around 37 degrees with sunshine, but agn,hat wind factored in wi give us a real chill as it gets colder for saturday morning. sun's up tomorrow at 6:41. a cold start. we'll see high temperatures tomorrow in the low 50s. here is a look at your four-day forecast then. warming trend through the weekend from 60 saturday to near 70 sunday, and holding close to 70 on monday with nothing but sunshine. wendy, pat? >> thanks, veronica. >> we are going to continue to follow that breaking news in
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texas. we are monitoring developments from that shooting spree. we'll bring that to you after
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ft. hood, texas, dozens of people have been shot on an army post. eun yang is following this from our newsroom. >> pat and wendy, this is what we know now. there are two suspects in custody at this point.
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we understand authorities say there are two suspects in custody in this case. let's go back to the beginning. we understand three gunmen dressed in military uniform opened fire at ft. hood, texas, about 1:30 central time. we understand one of the suspects in custody is believed to be in his late 30s. that suspect was wounded by military police. we understand another suspect was holed up in the building and was surrounded by s.w.a.t. team. that person is in custody. there could be a third suspect at-large. that has not been confirmed. again, three gunmen we believe opened fire at ft. hood, texas, dressed in military uniform. there is no confirmation these men are soldiers. senator kay bailey hutchinson of texas says there may be as many as 30 people shot all together. initial reports had 20 wounded, but 30 may have been shot. the mayor of killeen, texas, says nine people are dead.
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initial reports had seven people dead. we are understanding right now that just recently there was gun fire heard in a residential area right outside of ft. hood. warning signals had been going off in that residential area outside of ft. hood, texas. all the gates have been closed and the city of killeen which borders ft. hood has been on lockdown. children were sent home early from school and residents told to stay inside. this shooting occurred on that military installation in three different locations, at a theater and soldier processing center where soldiers go to get vaccinated and other preparations when they deploy to iraq or afghanistan. a federal official told nbc news the early indications are that the shooting was all military, meaning that both the shooters and the victims are military. that's just a preliminary
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report. ft. hood is the largest u.s. military installation in the world. we are expecting a press conference out of ft. hood at 5:00 to get more on this situation there. we will try to bring that to you live when that happened. again, two suspects in custody. possibly a trd at large. up to 30 people wounded. up to fine people dead. recent reports of gun fire outside of ft. hood. warning signals are going off. we know forte had to shut down now as investigators and the military continue to investigate exactly what happened there this afternoon. >> thank you, eun yang. now to developing story happening here in montgomery county. not only are drivers experiencing a repeat of long delays on the ros, we are now learning the tie-ups may stretch well into next week. >> the mess started early wednesday morning withhe breakdown of the county's automated traffic system.
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it threw off the timing of traffic signals. while there is no solution to this problem, christ gordon is live in bethesda. >> reporter: at old georgetown road, track is heavy, but the the news is not good. do not expect traffic in montgomery county to return to normal at least until monday and maybe next week and beyond. officials at the department of transportation really have no idea. they're working to try to fix the computer that synchronized traffic signal, but so far, no luck. they can't just replace it. it's a $35 million replacement job. let's look at the morning rush hour. long lines, backups, delays. what they're trying to do is to send technicians and engineers out to the 100 top intersections throughout the area. and manually adjust the timing,
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extending the green or turn signals during the morning and afternoon rush hours to try to get traffic flowing again. you will see coming up at 5:00, we found one signal where it cycles back to red every 15 seconds. cars just can't get through there. they get jammed up, backed up. drivers frustrated. a lot of people have been asking, where is montgomery county executive ike leggett in all this? today he held a news briefing. you'll hear him on news4 at 5:00 to tell you how he's been dealing with what he calls these rough couple of days, and his plan to try to smooth things out in the next couple of days. but there is no quick fix. they are working 24/7 on the computer that synchronizes the traffic signal. as you can see, traffic behind me at a stand-still. and it goes on. live at rockville pike in old
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georgetown road. back to you. >> thank you, christ. after the break, we'll continue to follow this baking news in texas. of course we are waiting for president obama to speak. we are monitoring developments from our newsroom from the shooting spree. this is an nbc news special report. here's brian williams. >> we're coming back on the air to update you about an ongoing
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and tragic situation in texas. the lge we are updating texas. the largest military base in ft. hood, texas, can be h gunmen have killed nine people in a shooting incident there. as many as 30 people injured. you're seeing some of the early video of ambulance s arriving, helicopters, s.w.a.t. team. some members of the s.w.a.t. teams were wounded. the warning sirens sounded on the base at least twice. people living on base housing have been told to stay there, stay inside their homes, as a team of upwards of 500 armed soldiers was going from one end of the forte to the other. huge piece of real estate in texas, home to the fourth infantry division, first cavalry
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division which is deployed to iraq. what we have learned is this is apparently still an active crime scene. gun fire was heard within the last hour in one corner of the base. we'll keep you updated. msnbc on cable will have live ongoing coverage. we'll have the very latest, all of it for you tonight on "nbc nightly news" on this nbc station. for now, i'm brian williams, nbc news, new york. let's goive to a press conference at ft. hood abouthe shootings there this afternoon. >> a shooter entered what we called soldier readiness facility, where soldiers preparing to deploy go for last-minute medical check-ups and dental treatment, et cetera. a shooter opened fire.
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due to the quick response of police forces, was killed. at this time the numbers we are looking at are 12 dead and 31 wounded. they are disbursed among the local hospitals here in the texas area the extent of injuries varies significantly. again, we are getting great cooperation from the central texas medical facilities. as i said, the shooter was killed. he was a soldier. we since then apprehended two additional soldiers that are suspects. i would go into the point there were eyewitness accounts there may have been more than one shooter. they tracked the suspected individuals to an adjacent facility. they were apprehended. they are soldiers, but they are suspects at this time. we are looking into that. the challenge we face now is the installation is locked down. in many cases a lot of
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facilities, a lot of our families, children are locked in facilities. we are making a determination now to see if the situation is at a conclusion such we can release people and get them back to their homes. it is locked down right now. we will err on the side of caution in terms of making sure the situation has stabilized. we have not had any casualties. all the casualties took place in the initial incident that took place at 13:30. that was at the soldier readiness facility. this is, the individuals involved were u.s. soldiers. >> all the individuals, sir? >> correct. >> was there someone arrested at a dollar general related to this? >> i don't know. i only know about ft. hood. this is a terrible tragedy, stunning. as i've gone around to the hospital here, soldiers and family members and many of the
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great civilians that work here are absolutely devastated. >> what was their motive for the shooting? >> we don't know that right now. again, this is all under investigation. i came out to give you a very preliminar report to make sure we had clarity in regard to the numbers of dead and wounded at this time. >> were the 12 dead all shot in the same area? was it spread out over the post? >> no. they were all right in the soldier readiness facility. it comprises several buildings in the same general area. many of you know it as the old sports dome complex. >> what weapon are we talking about here? >> there were two weapons involved the primary the shooter had. both were hand guns. >> did he ever reload at any point? >> we don't have that degree of fidelity at this point. right now there are a combination of units that were going through the soldier readiness profile. we are meeting with the commanders in the process of affecting casualty notification. >> have there been problems with
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the soldier that was shooting? >> to my knowledge, there were no children. we just learned more about this ongoing tragedy at ft. hood in texas. we are about to hear a briefing from the three-star general in charge of what's called three corps, all the armored corps at ft. hood in texas. his name is general cohen. he is briefing the media on what we know about this situation that is apparently all but over now. >> i'm commanding general of 3 corps in ft. hood. we had a terrible tragedy here at ft. hood today. the situation is ongoing. although i think we have positive news that is very close to a resolution. at approximately 13:30 hours today, a shooter entered what we call the soldier readiness
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facility where soldiers preparing to deploy go for last-minute medical check-ups and dental treatment, et cetera. the shooter opened fire and essentially due to the quick response of the police forces, was killed. at this time, the numbers that we're looking at are 12 dead and 31 wounded. they are disbursed among the local hospitals here in the central texas area. again, the extent of injuries varies significantly. again, we are getting great cooperation from the central texas medical facilities. as i said, the shooter was killed. he was a soldier. we since then have apprehended two additional soldiers that are suspects. i would go into the point that there were eyewitness accounts that there may have been more than one shooter. they tracked the suspected individuals to an adjacent facility. they were apprehended.
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they are soldiers, but again they are suspects at this time. we are looking into that. the challenge we face right now is the installation is locked down, and in many cases a lot of facilities, a lot of our families, children are locked in facilities. we are making a call right now to determine whether we think the situation is at a conclusion such that we can release people and get them back to their homes. it is locked down right now and we will err on the side of caution in terms of making sure the situation is stabilized. we have not had any casualties. all the casualties took place in the initial incident that took place at 13:30. that was at the soldier readiness facility. the individuals involved were u.s. soldiers. >> was there someone arrested at a dollar general related to this? >> i do not know. i only know what's going on in
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ft. hood. >> we are talking about 12 dead here. >> terrible strategy. unning. as i've gone around to the hospital here and fan out the scene, soldiers and family members and many of the great civilians that work here are absolutely devastated. >> what was the motive for this shooting? >> we don't know that right now. again, this is all under investigation. i came out to give you a very preliminary report to make sure we had clarity in regards to the numbers of dead and wounded at this time. >> were the 12 dead all shot in the same area? was it spread out over the post? >> no. they are right in this soldier readiness facility that comprises several buildings in the same general area. many of you know it as the old sports dome complex. >> what kind of weapon are we talking about here? >> there were two weapons involved that the primary shooter had. both were hand guns. >> did he ever reload? >> we don't have that degree of fidelity at this point. >> what about the families?
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>> there are a combination of units going through the soldier readiness profile. we are meeting with the commanders in the process of affecting casualt notification. >> have there been problems with the soldier shooting? >> were there any kids shot? >> to my knowledge, there were no children killed. >> the local police response forces were there relatively quickly and killed the shooter. >> was a pole officer among the dead? >> yes. we have a police officer. >> military police? >> i believe it was a civilian police officer. we have both contract and military police here. i believe he was civilian. >> what agency? >> with the ft. hood civilian police. >> what do you know about the person who was shot? >> we are in the process of investigatg that now. we requested assistance from the fbi to look into the background of the soldier or soldiers to see if there is anything we can learn.

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